How are tourism workers coping with no tourists in Malaysia?


With borders still closed, tourist guides in Malaysia are going through a challenging time. Photo: Jane Rai

With travel at a standstill, many workers in the Malaysian tourism landscape – tour guides, hoteliers, tour operators, bus drivers, pilots and cabin crew, just to name a few – have found their vocation grinding to a halt.

For tourist guides especially, the border closure has hit them really badly, as international visitors have not been allowed to enter the country for holiday purposes since the movement contol order was imposed on March 18 to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia.

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